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by Savannah
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Need new playa shoes
Replies: 153
Views: 40435

You know I think after weighing all the options, that I may just go with a cheap pair of Converse All Star high tops. You can get a pair for $20 free shipping, they seal out the dust, decently comfortable, and I won't cry if I have to toss them afterwords. A little dust will come in through the lac...
by Savannah
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Staying energized during the day?
Replies: 72
Views: 6448

Also, you don't need to drink so much water that you "piss clear". A light yellow is fine. You don't want to piss brown, though, and if you are, that is the sign that you need more water. Indeed, I'm told that a lot of the "piss clear" thing means "pale, and not cloudy ", rather than literally no-c...
by Savannah
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Are Undercover Cops Asking to Join Your Camp??
Replies: 139
Views: 18731

Someone I know was pounced upon by law enforcement for momentarily sharing a chapstick with a friend. I guess it looked like mind-altering, psychedelic Bonne Bell Lip Smacker. Trance flavor. :lol: If I put on lip balm at a rave, you can be damn sure I'm going to hold it aloft like Simba the Lion Kin...
by Savannah
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Staying energized during the day?
Replies: 72
Views: 6448

How to get out more during the day: * Parasol for short trips. Keeping that sun directly off me helps. * Resolve. :) (Good luck) * Spray bottle filled with cooler melt, for self-misting. It's also funny to watch campmates mist themselves. Lots of squealing. Some people also keep their sunscreen in t...
by Savannah
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: to go, or not to go? crap.
Replies: 36
Views: 19802

Here is a plan. Go with your non-ex group. Day 1 - Do a greeters shift. Day 2 - Do a disgruntled postal delivery shift Day 3 - Do an ice slinger shift in Arctica See what happens the rest of the week. I love Token's advice, particularly the recommendation of going w/ the non-ex group (do your share...
by Savannah
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pre-Burn Nightmares?
Replies: 45
Views: 4946

If you take Ambien, you might want to make certain you aren't actually attending Regional Burns in your sleep. :lol: But in all seriousness, I think these sorts of anxiety dreams are pretty normal. My anxiety dreams are less interesting than yours. Either they involve my teeth (*shiver*) or me findi...
by Savannah
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Absolute Musts For Newbies
Replies: 67
Views: 5702

A friend of mine did once follow a laser for an hour or so before realizing she couldn't get any closer to it 'cause it was moving. :D Here's a good tip for Newbs: use baby wipes in a re-sealing container (zip-lock style) press the air out & make sure it's truly sealed when you're done. Pop-up wipes...
by Savannah
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Gifts given and received....
Replies: 106
Views: 17961

Most memorable: day 1 in 2008, my friend is suffering terribly from heat stroke when we're a mile away from our camp, I'm a virgin and not sure how this whole thing works and my heart is telling me, "Just Ask For Help." I flagged down a Mutant Art Vehicle and they kindly agree to cart her back to c...
by Savannah
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm arriving Thurs eve...
Replies: 23
Views: 2422

Snowmobiling is what crushed my spine Savannah...I hear ya! Wow! I was just ripping off a Matt Groening quote (about the definition of love, actually). Didn't connect you with the thread about being semi-fragile or snowmobile injuries. What a mad coincidence . . . (For the record, I have never been...
by Savannah
Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: What to wear at night?
Replies: 29
Views: 14511

It's never seemed to dip below 50 F for me. But the contrast if you've been dealing with the heat all day, can make it seem that way. I've missed a few Burns, so only once have I been there when it dropped memorably below 50F (for certain, anyway) . . . Burn Night, year 2000. I had to layer a milit...
by Savannah
Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: What to wear at night?
Replies: 29
Views: 14511

I always bring a sparkly sweater or hoodie (or other light wrap) in addition to a proper coat, 'cause I am constantly either walking or dancing at night, and most of the time, a heavy jacket is too much for me. I always bring a heavy jacket to the playa, mind you, but when it's 50F or warmer I like ...
by Savannah
Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm arriving Thurs eve...
Replies: 23
Views: 2422

moonrise , make sure to keep enough money for your ticket, just in case Playa Foot is, oh . . . a notorious liar . It's very easy to be enchanted by the dusty Playa under your bare foot. Playa is like . . . a snowmobile racing across the tundra . . . and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you und...
by Savannah
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: 3 THINGS THAT MAKE YOUR CAMP ROCK!
Replies: 72
Views: 6587

Kinda off topic- Why do people love stickers so much on the playa? I know that nothing makes me feel like a giddy 6 year old more than getting a sparkly sticker (extra points if it's a scratch n' sniff) but I would think that they would lose their sticky and become MOOP quickly on the playa. Is thi...
by Savannah
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: New way to exploit dust storms!
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Haha! The synth music & slow-mo really did it for me.
by Savannah
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm arriving Thurs eve...
Replies: 23
Views: 2422

Might be difficult to keep In-&-Out Burgers at a safe temperature (unless you put them on ice, bleah). If you get them from Reno it's a 2+ hour drive and then maybe at least another before you're within gifting range of people. However, you could keep fresh hamburger meat super cold if you want to c...
by Savannah
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Finally coming home.. for the first time!
Replies: 7
Views: 569

All manner of pretty lights! :D If you & your crew will make your final approach in the dark, have someone promise to wake you up the second the city lights come into view. It'll look like the largest, [primarily] one-story carnival you've ever seen, at a distance sufficient to be a mirage. It's nic...
by Savannah
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 19767

Right, and then for extra dramatic effect you can flip up the green lens look somebody in the eye, say something then flip down the lens and walk off. (flip up)"your mother should be ashamed"(flip down, walk off) Not bad. :lol: (Knowing my luck, I'd get the person with mommy troubles and they'd bur...
by Savannah
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 19767

*hyper forefinger double-post*
by Savannah
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Finally coming home.. for the first time!
Replies: 7
Views: 569

This year everything has come together almost too perfectly. I was on the fence, but something clicked about a month ago and I knew that this was my year to come home.
You're late! By now your stroganoff is surely cold. :)
by Savannah
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: 2010 Theme
Topic: Metropolis Fashion what to wear?
Replies: 48
Views: 12210

I like the cut of your jib.
by Savannah
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Ugh... I should have found a camp a month ago... what now!?
Replies: 10
Views: 833

He's right. But I notice a few camps under "2010 Theme Camps" (right out in the open, there) that are still accepting people. There's even one called Camp Don't Panic: http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewforum.php?f=162 Be ready to contribute towards your camp with work and/or dues depending on what th...
by Savannah
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 19767

Make sure your day goggles also work as night goggles. Good advice. I'm a collector, so I bring (among other things) 1 pair dark green/mirrored welders, and 1 pair of clear-lensed goggles. The clear ones make me look cross-eyed. While it's certainly "A Look", it makes me glad that most dust storms ...
by Savannah
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Fear replaced with anticipation with each passing week.
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

kast , I was 26 at my first burn too! You will know so much more about it than I did, going in. I think your attitude of wanting to do it all yourself is commendable, advisable, and--for you--feasible. There is something quite nice about being the captain of your own ship. After 8 years of thinking...
by Savannah
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 19767

Takuan - pickled daikon radish! Ugly Dougly, I have been wondering what that stuff was for years--a constant, low-grade wonderment, tempered by a general distractibility--but all the same! Now I know what I've been gleefully nomming at sushi restaurants. I am triumphant. Accidentally. That's my fav...
by Savannah
Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: The ubiquitous tale of evaporation ponds
Replies: 34
Views: 7059

would a small plastic swimming pool work as an evap pond. There will only be 5 of us and don't plan on cooking at all so not many dishes/utensils to wash and plan to only wash hair & sponge bath funky body parts? i could line the pool with black plastic sheeting? A small plastic swimming pool will ...
by Savannah
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 19767

One thing I wish I'd known? Shoot. There's so many things I wish I'd known. But--summed up from other threads--these are my top 9. (Why 9? Because The Man wont let me have 10!) 1. A cocktail party with neighbors is arguably the best way to endure a 7-hour windstorm. 2. Leave camp during the day, be...
by Savannah
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cold Weather tips
Replies: 37
Views: 3328

Yes they are. Many cold october nights spent standing outside theaters in line for Rocky Horror, with not much else on, 'cept fishnets...
I know of what you speak. :lol:
by Savannah
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What are you craving by Wednesday on the Playa?
Replies: 124
Views: 10833

...by wednesday.....Im wishing it was MONDAY again, Wednesday means its close to thursday which is of course close to Friday which means the man burns tomorrow, then temple, then.... then.... exodus... Ya by Wednesday I want a time machine. I do that, too. And did it as a little kid at scout camp, ...
by Savannah
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What are you craving by Wednesday on the Playa?
Replies: 124
Views: 10833

...by wednesday.....Im wishing it was MONDAY again, Wednesday means its close to thursday which is of course close to Friday which means the man burns tomorrow, then temple, then.... then.... exodus... Ya by Wednesday I want a time machine. I do that, too. And did it as a little kid at scout camp, ...
by Savannah
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Bar hopping at Burning Man
Replies: 187
Views: 22953

I found the bars I tried rather rude and disinterested - it was a very unfunny joke that I spent one night wandering for hours, and couldn't get a drink. You & me both. I can count on one hand the number of drinks I have had in playa bars in 5 Burns on one hand--other than the nearby sweethearts in...

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